DWI stops don’t bring out the best in anyone, but one particular stop in Hanover, New Jersey, on March 12 took a turn that’s had a big impact on cops and the driver. Lea Piazza, 28, was arrested for DWI, careless driving, and reckless driving that Thursday, and during processing, she repeatedly coughed on the officers close by. They asked her to cover her mouth and stop coughing, but instead of complying, she said, “Oh, by the way, I have the coronavirus and so do you now.”
She went on to tell them that her boyfriend in New York also has Covid-19, forcing three Hanover police officers into self-quarantine. Further investigation revealed that neither Piazza nor her boyfriend have the Covid-19 virus. Aside from her traffic matters, she was also charged with causing a false public alarm.
If you can stay cool during a traffic stop, that’s always the best strategy. If you’re charged with drunk driving, talk to a lawyer who can help. Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 to talk to an experienced New Jersey DWI defense lawyer for free.